Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

July 2013

Marketing graduate joins Mirka 31 July 2013
Mirka UK has appointed Cara McMillan as marketing executive to bolster the company's media and marketing expertise, and support its distribution partners and customers by driving up its presence in its key market sectors.

Former Gardman MD appointed director at Smart Solar 26 July 2013
Andy Bestwick is joining Smart Solar as a non-executive director, having previously worked as managing director at Gardman.

Gardman welcomes new CEO and commercial director 25 July 2013
Gardening sundrires and wild bird care supplier Gardman has made two strategic appointments to its board of directors.

Centurion employees get a grilling 17 July 2013
Staff at hardware Centurion Europe have risen to a tricky engineering challenge set by managing director Paul Kantecki - to make a fully functioning barbecue and smoker from recycled materials from the factory and warehouse

Maz Stokes launches garden sales and marketing company 2 July 2013
Former sales & marketing manager for the Vital Earth and Growise UK brands, Maryanne (Maz) Stokes, has launched a new PR, marketing and training services company for the garden sector.

Ironmongery Direct adds to product management team 1 July 2013
Two new managers have been appointed to the Ironmongery Direct team. Lili Wang will be the product manager for cabinet hardware, seals and sliding doors, while David Saxby will take on product management for door furniture, bolts, stops, accessories, shelving and storage.

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